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CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman reported this morning that Michigan and Virginia Tech will play a home-and-home series in 2020 and 2021. With the Big Ten already beefing up its conference schedule, that leaves an even smaller window for the Irish to restart their rivalry with Michigan in the future. The two teams have already announced that they won't play from 2015 through 2019.
This announcement means they probably won't play through 2021. Would be nice to have them back on the schedule for occasional home & homes.
Next year's Michigan game in South Bend is definitely the lone home game we're attending as it's the series finale for many years.
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I get a down vote for this??? Stay classy board members!! lol
Notre Dame and the Michigan will play anytime they want to. It is a guaranteed national TV prime time game and a sell-out. The Big 10 is going to a 9 game conference schedule, but because the Big 10 sucks so bad, and the formula for the playoff is going to be heavily weighted on SOS, the OOC games played by the Big 10 Power Programs like the Michigan and Ohio MUST be legitimate. the Ohio as a state university I believe is obligated to play at least one in-state Program like Akron, which leaves only 2 more games to play legitimate competition. I am not sure whether the Michigan has the same requirement, or not. Maybe they do.
Regardless, the issue now is whether Notre Dame can accommodate the Michigan, not the other way around. The Big 10 always wants to play OOC games in early September. Well, maybe ND can accommodate that. Maybe it can't. ND has its own commitments to the ACC, Navy, Stanford and USC which are a higher priority.
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by Irish Cedar 11 months ago
Plus 1 from me to even you out. Sometimes I wonder what causes someone
to downvote for simply expressing an idea.
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